On Wednesday night, Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to talk about the tight race she is in right now. Although slightly behind her opponent currently, Lake shared with Carlson that she feels “100% certain” that she will win the race.
Democrat candidate Katie Hobbs is currently leading with 50.3% of the vote. Less than one percentage point behind, however, is Lake with 49.7% of the vote.
On his show, Carlson asked Lake for her thoughts on the race. Lake responded, saying, “Well, I feel 100% certain I’m going to win, the question is, how big will that win be?”
“We still have 650,000 votes,” Lake continued, insisting that these votes are from Republicans who voted in person on election day or directly dropped off their mail-in ballots at the polls because “they don’t trust the mail and they don’t trust the dropboxes.”
“We’re only down by a few thousand votes right now, and when those votes come in, I think we’re going to see a lot of liberal minds blowing up,” Lake added.
On Election Day in Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county, experienced multiple voting machine and ballot issues.
As Election Day began, it was quickly reported that about 20% of the county’s electronic vote tabulation machines were malfunctioning. About 60 machines were affected by this issue, and only 17 were fixed 8 hours after voting had begun.
This was not Maricopa County’s only problem it faced on Election Day. Dozens of polling stations also ran out of paper ballots, which impacted tens of thousands of votes.
Despite these problems, a judge in Maricopa County ruled that polls still had to close at their usual time of 7 pm.
Lake addressed these issues with Carlson, saying that these voting issues will be at the top of her agenda should she win this election.
“I’m getting my lawmakers, I’m getting the legislators, to a special session to change our elections so that they are fair, honest, and transparent, and we’ll get rid of those machines that are not reliable,” Lake said.
“We’re going to go back to small precincts where it’s easier to detect problems and easier to fix them,” she added. “We won’t do another election like this.”
.@KariLake: “I feel 100% certain I’m going to win…We’re only down by a few thousand votes right now, when those votes come in we’re gonna see a lot of liberal minds blowing up.” pic.twitter.com/QX5EGcnSXw
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 10, 2022